Independent Lens 1999 | TV Show Watchlist

Independent Lens

Photos  |  Cast & Crew  |  Episode Guide  |  Video Clips

Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films.

Premiered: August 9, 1999

Rating: TV-PG

User Rating:3.87 out of 5 (23 ratings)

Your Rating:

Season 7, Episode 17 Troop 1500

First Aired: March 21, 2006

Ellen Spiro's documentary “Troop 1500” looks at the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program, which encourages prison inmates to maintain close relationships with their children. The film focuses on members of a Texas troop who visit loved ones at Hilltop Prison in Gatesville. Highlights of the visits are combined with footage of the girls' everyday challenges, including schoolwork, extracurricular activities and their relationships with family members.